"Yeah, but listen." She rebuffed quickly, threatening to walk out by just the tone of her voice. "It's not as bad as it sounds, okay? He made a mistake. He didn't mean it. I can't say anymore than that. And y'know what? I shouldn't have to. Because I don't have to explain myself to you, and neither does he." She paused briefly, waving her hands in front of her face; she wasn't done yet, "And I know. I know. You think you're helping. But you're not. You're just... Making it worse."
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